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E-auction 270-192091 - CARACALLA Antoninien

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 54 €
Maximum bid : 89 €
End of the sale : 18 June 2018 14:15:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 216
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,02 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, ovale et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait de Caracalla. Frappe faible et molle au revers. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Caracalla à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A21).
Obverse translation : “Antoninus Pius Augustus Germanicus”, (Antonin pieux auguste germanique).


Reverse legend : P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P.
Reverse description : Jupiter nu debout à droite, le manteau sur le bras gauche, tenant dans la main droite un foudre et de la gauche un sceptre.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate udevicesimum Consul quartum Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la dix-neuvième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois père de la patrie).


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


(27/05/196-8/04/217) Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

August (4/02/211-8/04/217)

After the murder of Geta, Caracalla was the decree "Memoriae damnatio" his brother. The "Constitution Antoniniana" was promulgated in 212. All inhabitants of the Empire became Roman citizens. The following year, he began a campaign in Germany and won many victories over the Germans, and the Goths Iapyges. He received the title of "Germanicus". The end of the reign was marked by 215 monetary reform and the creation of the Antoninianus. Caracalla began a final campaign against the Parthians. He was assassinated after celebrating his vicennalia.

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